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Current Affairs Today – July 8 2015

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Indian Affairs 

Tata Group to sign 3 MOUs with Tripura government

A delegation of Tata executives led by its Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata will sign three Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Tripura government.

The three MOUs are:

  • First with the department of Industries and Commerce for providing higher technological knowhow to two Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) in West Tripura district and Dhalai district.
  • Second for setting up a dairy farm at Ambassa in Dhalai district.
  • Third for augmenting fish production in the state

MoU inked between ICRISAT and Telangana government to promote digital agriculture

  • International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics [ ICRISAT ] and Telangana government have joined hands to implement Information and Communication Technology-based knowledge sharing platforms for farmers.
  • The MoU aims at promoting agricultural innovation initiatives to improve productivity and profitability of small-holder farmers.
  • The partnership will explore areas of collaboration in the field of digital agriculture which will give Information that would be precisely targeted towards individual farmers .This will help farmers to access agricultural-related and market-related information, which gives them an opportunity to sell their produce at fair prices
  • The MoU will enable the government to create new economic opportunities for rural populations through digital agriculture and enable consumers to create direct linkages to farmers

Centre approves Rs 3,500 cr for road projects in J-K

  • The Centre has approved Rs 3,500 crore for two road projects in Jammu and Kashmir in a bid to boost road development infrastructure in the state.
  • Jammu and Kashmir Roads and Buildings Minister Altaf Bukhari said the accomplishment of these ambitious projects would go a long way towards decongestion of traffic movement in these cities.

World’s Oldest Active Aircraft Carrier INS Viraat Set to Be Museum Ship in India

  • The oldest active aircraft carrier in the world will be converted into a docked museum when the ship, now in the Indian Navy, decommissions next year.
  • After 57 years of service life, the ship will decommission in 2016. Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) authorities received an in-principle approval from the Ministry of Defence to convert the ship into a museum at the Kakinada port in the Bay of Bengal.

NDDB launches mobile app for dairy farmers

  • The National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) on 7 July 2015 launched a mobile application named Pashu Poshan that will boost dairy farmers’ income by raising milk yield and cutting feed cost. The app will recommend a balanced diet for cows and buffaloes.
  • The mobile application was launched by the Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh.
    The application will be available on both web and android platforms. It can be accessed by registering on the INAPH portal http://inaph.Nddb.Coop.

International Affairs 

PM Narendra Modi released first Uzbek-Hindi dictionary in Tashkent

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 7, 2015 released first Uzbek-Hindi dictionary in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
  • He released the dictionary along with his Uzbek counterpart and Prime Minster of Uzbekistan Indologist Rakhmatov in the event in presence of Hindi language students and Indian community members. It was launched during his visit to central Asian Countries.

Banking & Finance 


Infosys bags multi-million euro deal with Deutsche Bank

  • Indian IT giant Infosys has signed a multi-million euro deal with Deutsche Bank.
  • According to the deal, Infosys will provide services like development, application maintenance, digital and mobility, package implementation and testing services across the Deutsche Bank Group.
  • Infosys will also be a strategic partner under Deutsche Bank’s Supplier Partnership Programme which was launched in June 2014 to concentrate the most strategic vendors based on business impact across all categories of the bank.


Bharti Enterprises appoints Rahul Bhatnagar as MD


  • Bharti Enterprises has appointed Rahul Bhatnagar as its new Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer.
  • He takes over from Manoj Kohli, who has assumed the role of Executive Chairman, SBG Cleantech – a JV between SoftBank, Bharti and Foxconn for renewable energy.
  • Previously Rahul Bhatnagar has woked with PepsiCo, where he worked for over 19 years in various senior-level positions across geographies.

Govt appoints Kalyanaraman as MD and CEO of NHB

  • The government has appointed Sriram Kalyanaraman as Managing Director and CEO of National Housing Bank.
  • He has become the first person form the private sector to head a public sector financial institution.
  • Currently Kalyanaraman is Director-Business Development, Equifax Credit Information Services.
  • He is appointed for five years from the date of taking over the charge.

Sanjeev Nandan Sahai appointed as Delhi’s new Home Secretary

  • Senior IAS officer S N Sahai is all set to be appointed as the new Home Secretary of Delhi, a move aimed at ending the row between Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over the top post.
  • Mr. Kejriwal and Mr. Jung have agreed on Mr. Sahai’s name for the Home Secretary’s post following which a recommendation was sent to the Union Home Ministry.

Science & Technology



Inderjeet clinches gold in World Universiade

  • Star athlete Inderjeet Singh won the gold medal in shot put event for India in the World University Games at Gwangju, South Korea.
  • This year has been phenomenal for Indrajeet as he won five gold medals in all five international events he has participated so far in 2015.

Lord Patel Becomes First British-Asian to Join ECB Board of Directors

  • Lord Patel of Bradford, who has been appointed by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to its board of directors, has become the first British-Asian to be included to the 14-member strong body.
  • Patel, who has worked for the Yorkshire Cricket Academy as a part-time coach, will be replacing Lord Morris in the ECB.
  • Patel of Bradford, an OBE and a leading voice on health, social care and community cohesion in the UK.